Profile and commentaries of gfs543
Member since February 2010
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23 commentaries, with 2 Replies
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Last commentary posted on Sunday, September 12, 2021
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 James Howard Kunstler
Then What…  (8)
James, does the troll who dings you with a 1-star ever post a comment about why such a low rating? Bad question, I know.
9/12/2021 at 11:13 PM  1  2  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Frank Shostak
We Don't Need a Central Bank to Deal with Changes in the "Demand for Money"  (1)
Frank, this refutes the most destructive economic fallacy in the world today, which is that the money supply must keep pace with economic growth. As you wrote,

Contrary to other goods, an increase in the demand for money implies an increase in the demand to employ money to facilitate transactions. This means that an increase in the demand for money by 5% is NOT going to absorb an increase in the supply...
9/5/2021 at 3:22 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Brace for Impact  (10)
For me, your best article yet out of many good ones! Keep up the good work.
8/14/2021 at 6:53 PMPermalink
 Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
An Economist Rebukes The Economist  (2)
I like how you started your article with fundamentals. Thanks, Keith, for a brilliant article.
12/24/2020 at 6:05 PMPermalink
 Lew Rockwell
Can Anarcho-Capitalism Work  (8)
For those who think Rockwell is too extreme in calling for the elimination of the State, consider for a moment what states have wrought: perpetual war and the threat of war; a parasite class indemnified from wrongdoing called the political elite; money counterfeited by the states’ handmaidens, the central banks; pervasive cronyism; a state-compliant media and education system; an increasingly state-dependent pop...
12/9/2020 at 7:05 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
With or Without  (9)
If all else fails war will put out the fires. Wag the Dog.
12/4/2020 at 8:12 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Out of the Woods  (8)
I'm thankful the president pulled through. Wish it had been on the back of HCQ etc. Imagine the turmoil. How would the media handle it?
10/8/2020 at 5:13 PM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Bill of Particulars  (11)
Outstanding article, Mr. Kunstler. What you’ve written could be the subject of a long book, and is covered in part in several, but this summary nails it. Well done!
9/1/2020 at 9:20 PM  1  2  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Ayn Rand's Hymn To Money  (9)
Thank you, Professor Fekete, for an outstanding tribute to honest money.
4/2/2020 at 1:14 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Death Throes of a Party  (8)
Trump's opposition is the swamp in all its fetid glory.
11/13/2019 at 6:58 PM  2  1  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Buyer’s Remorse  (8)
Mr. Kunstler, you have written an outstanding dissection and clarification of the Mueller probe. Thank you!
3/26/2019 at 1:11 PM  4  1  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Lew Rockwell
When Government Shuts Down  (1)
Hi Lew,

Excellent analysis. "Government, in its malice, gains more benefit from withholding useful services than providing them.

"This is the very opposite of how private business operates."

Right on!
1/10/2019 at 8:31 PMPermalink
 Frank Shostak
What Is the Correct Amount of Money  (1)
If money is the heart of the economy, then the economies of the world are running with diseased hearts. Keynesians and other monetary interventionists will disagree of course. Economics has become imbued with "policy," the imposed decisions of a handful of "experts," because gold is a barbarous relic, it prolonged the Great Depression, it can't fund wars or the welfare state very well, etc. etc.

9/20/2017 at 6:33 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Whatever happened to the space race  (3)
I agree that Apollo was not a waste. I'm at a loss to find where in the article I claimed it was.

The only comment I could find that could be interpreted as a personal put-down was in reference to the public's view of it as an expensive joyride. I didn't make it clear I was actually speaking on behalf of a public that lacked enthusiasm for the program until July, 1969.

Today's space compe...
9/6/2017 at 6:36 PMPermalink
 Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Can a government surplus cause the economy to tank  (3)
Your dissection is incisive, Steve. You weren't refuting just this one writer. You were beating up on popular Keynesian fallacies.
8/18/2017 at 9:43 PMPermalink
 George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
A painless path to publishing on Amazon
Peter, please let me know if you got my reply. I thought 24hgold posted all comments, but I don't see mine showing up yet.

G. Smith
1/6/2017 at 2:17 AMPermalink
 George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
A painless path to publishing on Amazon
Hi Peter,

1. You own the copyright by virtue of the copyright page you include with your manuscript.

2. You set the prices, subject to certain conditions. Amazon sets a minimum price for paperbacks, depending on the length. If you wish you can charge nothing for the Kindle version. As I understand it, Amazon offers two royalty options, 35% and 70%. A 70% royalty mandates a higher minimum ...
1/5/2017 at 11:12 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
The Keynesian Counterfactual is Japan  (6)
Keynesian policies do benefit the powers-that-be in the near term, otherwise they'd be ditched. For the middle term there's the promise of bailouts. No one is concerned about the long term. Even if they were they'd blame it on the influence of free market commentators who somehow are intimidating the central bankers and government policy makers.

Great article.
8/20/2014 at 7:30 PMPermalink
 Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Currency devaluation: The most destructive policy of all  (1)
Outstanding article, Steve!
8/7/2014 at 8:00 PMPermalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
Over here! This is where the gold bull market’s gone!  (4)
Jan Skoyles lays out the case for the gold bull quite well. Central bankers, politicians, academic economists, economic journalists are virtually unanimous in their agreement that inflation is the key to prosperity. Only in a paper world do we see a record Dow matched by record debt and record food stamp usage (in the US). Only in a paper world do we see a race to debase. Only in a paper world are we subject...
3/16/2013 at 7:49 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Stewart Dougherty
The Great Gold Deception and Misdirection  (60)
Mr. Dougherty,

So glad to see you back, and from the voting it's clear I'm hardly the only one.

Your article contains many nuggets of wisdom and insight, such as "the bankster license to print is simultaneously a license to kill an economy" and "as capital is continuously looted from the economy, true economic recovery becomes impossible." There are numerous others. I've posted the link on ...
2/21/2013 at 2:45 AM  3  0  Rating :  3 1 AnswerPermalink
 Tom DiLorenzo
Rethinking America’s Supreme Judicial Dictatorship  (10)
Yes, poor Tom doesn't see the ultimate logic of his arguments. He's really just another confused agenda-pusher because he has an uncompromising stand against tyranny. We all know free market capitalism is code for exploitation of the masses. Our robed and non-robed superiors know what's best for us, and not only know, but strive to bring it to our miserable lives. DiLorenzo is one of those Austrian economist...
4/19/2012 at 5:10 AM  5  2  Rating :  3 1 AnswerPermalink
 George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Austrians Remove the Burden of Fear
Thanks for your comments. The correct regs link is:
Best wishes,
6/22/2011 at 7:48 PMPermalink